Four candidates for three seats in each of two towns |

Four candidates for three seats in each of two towns

John Colson
Post Independent staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

The towns of Silt and New Castle will be holding municipal elections on April 3, giving voters a chance to choose among four candidates running for three seats on the governing boards.

Silt Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre said candidates for the three trustee seats are incumbent Sonny Fernandez, and newcomers Leanne Richel and Keith Richel, who are husband and wife, and Jeff LaValla.

The vacancies are for seats currently held by Fernandez, Teresa Breslin, and a seat vacated by Nicky Leigh in 2011.

New Castle voters also will be choosing between four candidates to fill three seats on the town council.

The candidates include incumbents Patrick Stuckey and Mary Metzger, and former council members Merle Means and Bob Gordon, according to town clerk Melody Harrison.

Harrison said incumbent Pam Bunn opted not to run for re-election.

The last day to register to vote in the municipal elections, which will be by mail-ballot only, is Monday, March 5.

For write-in candidates, the last day to fill out an affidavit of eligibility is Monday, March 5, in New Castle, and Friday, March 2, in Silt.

The town clerks of both communities will be sending out ballots to registered voters during the week of March 12, and the ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on April 3.

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